The Wyoming National Guard has saved our asses here in Saratoga again with 200 boots on the ground and 100,000 sandbags to wall the community from the rising river. The river peaked at 10.17′ or 16,600 cfs on May 28th for Saratoga’s third 100 year event in the last four years. Everyone hopes the river recedes slowly with afternoon thunderstorms forecasted for the next few days and continued high water out of its banks.
With the Upper North Platte screaming by faster than a locomotive, the only fishing in four states is tailwaters and in Wyoming that means Grey Reef. Grey Reef reservoir is still releasing only 500 cfs and the catching has been good to excellent over the past few weeks on the dam to Lusby beat. Midges and BWO’s the predominate flies along with the standard San Juan Worms in red and purple.
We all hope the Upper Platte continues to drop and clear over the next two weeks to begin “chucking” the big streamers and stoneflies to the banks. HANG ON FOR MORE INFORMATION.